A cockroach can live for a week without its head. Due to their open circulatory system, and the fact that they breathe through little holes in each of their body segments. It only dies because it can’t drink water and dies of thirst.
A cockroach can hold its breath for 40 minutes, and can even survive being submerged underwater for half an hour.
Cockroaches can run up to 5kmph.
Newborn German cockroaches become adults in as little as 36 days.
A one-day-old baby cockroach, which is about the size of a speck of dust, can run almost as fast as its parents.
Some cockroaches have shown an attraction to alcoholic beverages, especially beer.
The world’s largest roach (which lives in South America) is six inches long with a one-foot wingspan.
Cockroaches are believed to have originated more than 280 million years ago, in the Carboniferous era.
There are more than 4,000 species of cockroaches worldwide.
Because they are cold-blooded insects, cockroaches can live without food for one month, but will only survive one week without water.
From optimising workforce productivity to enhancing workplace safety, industrial floor mats add invaluable functional values to workplaces.
Although there are many different types of industrial mats, almost all of them offer the same benefits. These include:
1. Anti-Fatigue Comfort
Anti-fatigue mats for
wet & dry areas are usually designed as meshes without any backing to allow
moisture drainage or seepage. Many anti-fatigue mats are also slip-resistant to
avoid accidental falls and they feature rough anti-slip grit surfaces for
traction. Although many anti-fatigue mats share similar properties, there are
special models that are optimized for functional performance in specific
2. Safety Messages
There are special types of industrial mats that feature graphical safety messages on their surfaces. Often marketed as logo mats, these mats provide the desired aesthetic effect but can also have various safety messages as well as re-enforce a brand logo or brand messaging.
3. Floor Protection
Some industrial mats
are designed to keep the floors in production environments and other industrial
sites from getting damaged through chipping, staining or scratching in high
traffic areas. They have special design features like traction treads and
4. Industry-Specific Protection
Designed to provide
safety and protection in risk-prone production environments, industry-specific
protection mats are considered among the most functional industrial mats. These
mats offer protection against special workplace hazards and risks. One type of
industry-specific protection mats is the welding safe mat. These mats are
specially designed to ensure that welders are safe from electrical shocks and
electrostatic discharge (ESD).
5. Grease, Oil & Chemical-Resistance
Like all the other aforementioned functional properties, grease, oil and chemical resistance is a shared quality in almost all industrial mats. These mats have features such as cell-blended top cushions, a vinyl backing and drain-through holes are integral in attaining this resistance.
Through our Cleantex, Cleanpro and Pestpro businesses SWS Group provides integrated workplace hygiene solutions.